Marine Conservation Campaign Lead

Are you passionate about conservation, and wildlife?  We are too – come join us!

About Us

Pacific Wild www.pacificwild.org is a non-profit with an office located in Victoria, British Columbia.  We are committed to defending wildlife and their habitat by developing and implementing conservation solutions in collaboration with First Nations communities, scientists, organizations, and a mobilized citizenry.  Pacific Wild supports innovative research, public education, community outreach, and awareness to achieve the goal of lasting environmental protection in the Great Bear Rainforest. Our team pursues projects and activities through three main initiatives in order to achieve our conservation goals: Ocean, Land, and Community.

We are a team of talented communication experts, filmmakers, photographers, writers, and researchers working together in day-to-day operations while maintaining our overarching goals. Staff manages their own time and responsibilities and always keep in mind that everything we do is a team effort. We are passionate and respectful and committed to recruiting people with a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds.

What we offer

  • Competitive compensation with a great benefits plan
  • An environment that fosters the spirit of creativity and innovation
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Mentoring and coaching opportunities
  • Organizational values that align with personal values
  • A culture that supports diversity in the workplace

About You

The Marine Conservation Campaign Lead is creative and experienced with a track record of successfully developing and delivering campaigns for conservation or advocacy non-profit organizations.  

They have great writing skills, and believe strongly in the power of visual storytelling to educate, inspire and affect change.  Additionally, they have expert knowledge of digital/social media and experience delivering campaigns across all communication channels resulting in positive conservation outcomes.

The Marine Conservation Campaign Lead is based in Victoria, BC or willing to relocate.

The Role

The Marine Conservation Campaign Lead engages in marine-related campaigns for Pacific Wild and ensures that they are strategic, science-based and focused on conservation outcomes. The Lead participates in developing campaign strategy and communications assets through research and collaboration with staff, contractors and stakeholder groups including government and industry. The Lead researches and distills information relating to marine conservation issues in B.C. and helps the communications team create content and materials for public awareness.


Responsibilities

Campaign Strategy

  • Participates in strategic planning to maximize protection of BC’s marine environment through high-impact visual storytelling, advocacy campaigns and other relevant initiatives, by conducting background research and participating in the drafting of campaign strategy documents for individual marine campaigns.
  • Aids in the creation of campaign materials, which include but are not limited to website content, social media posts, email outreach, public presentations, website-based engagement tools, opinions pieces, media releases, sign-on letters
  • Identifies opportunities for new campaign angles and areas of collaboration with other advocacy groups as they develop
  • Provides critical campaign partners with accurate and current information and resources to support campaign communications as necessary

Marine Science Research

  • Maintains working up-to-date knowledge of relevant conservation issues locally, nationally, and internationally, by monitoring scientific literature, mailing lists, and current news.
  • Facilitates provincial and federal Access to Information requests pertinent to marine campaigns
  • Reviews and drafts feedback on government management plans for relevant marine species, fisheries, marine protected areas, or other policies during public consultation periods, based on best available information

Coordination and Relationship-Building

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with diverse stakeholders, as necessary, including federal and provincial governments, First Nations, academia, local communities, and the environmental sector
  • Facilitates and attends key meetings and events, including meetings with government representatives, other advocacy groups, community members, as well as public talks and local events

Internal and External Communication

  • Assists Development team by providing information for grants and donor relations efforts, as needed, including responding to email inquiries
  • Conducts media interviews for both print and broadcast media to disseminate key messages and information for marine campaigns

 

Required Skills & Experience

  • Master’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience, with a focus in marine biology or planning, environmental studies, fisheries/wildlife ecology, or science communication/journalism
  • Degree, certificate, or training in technical writing, photography and/or filmmaking an asset
  • Minimum five years’ proven experience in developing and implementing conservation or advocacy campaign strategies within a local, national, international or high profile organisation;
  • Proven track record as a successful campaign leader, within the not-for-profit sector;
  • Expertise in campaigning techniques and strategies;
  • An active user of social media and new media technologies;
  • Minimum three years’ experience conducting scientific research, working in natural resources management or in environmental advocacy
  • Demonstrated high degree of scientific literacy and ability to distil complex information into simple and engaging messaging to effectively guide public communication of campaign issues
  • Excellent analytical verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to write and speak concisely and persuasively to diverse audiences.
  • Highly motivated and self-directed, with ability to work independently, manage projects, proactively solve problems, develop ideas, and execute on deliverables
  • Strong creative thinking and storytelling skills
  • Ability to manage time and tasks effectively with strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, including teambuilding, facilitation, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and experience organizing within a decolonization framework
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, Google suite of Applications; experience with Bloomerang an asset
  • Previous experience with public speaking and media relations an asset
  • Established connection to marine science, environmental, First Nations, and progressive communities in coastal B.C. an asset
  • Experience working in remote areas, on boats, and conducting field-based research or monitoring, an asset

 

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply at [email protected] with your resume and cover letter outlining your background and experience. Priority will be given to applicants residing in Victoria, BC or those willing to relocate.

Applications will be accepted until December 20, 2020. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.